Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Assessor

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Located in Birmingham, AL

Salary: $20.00 - $27.00 /hr., DOE

$20.00 - $27.00 /hr. to start, depending on experience.

TWO SHIFTS AVAILABLE:   

  • PART TIME ($22.60 to start) – every other weekend: 7:00am - 7:30pm, 7:00 pm – 7:30 am

Check Out These Full Time Benefits!

  • BCBS medical and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan through the state Retirement Systems of Alabama
  • Cafeteria Plan which allows you to deduct insurance premiums AND CHILDCARE COSTS on a “pre-tax” basis (saves you moola!)
  • 13.5 PAID LEAVE DAYS; ramps up to 19.5 days …
  • PLUS 13.5 paid Sick Days per year…
  • PLUS 3 Personal Days per year + 1 Employee Appreciation Day…
  • PLUS 12 paid Holidays per year!

Summary of Responsibilities – The assessment, admission, and/or referral of clients presenting to the center for substance use services; development of treatment plans, implementation of direct clinical services such as individual and/or group therapy, and initiation of discharge plans for clients admitted to the center. 

Here’s Your Day-to-Day:

  • Responsible for the overall planning and coordination of admissions to the center.
  • Work directly and harmoniously with the center psychiatrist, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs), Clinician, Case Manager and all members of the nursing staff.
  • Work directly and harmoniously with the Crisis Care Center psychiatrist, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs), Clinician, Case Manager, and all members of the nursing staff.
  • Responsible for conducting initial intake assessments such as but not limited to substance use assessments, telehealth services with law enforcement/ hospitals, and other individualized assessments, creating recovery-oriented treatment plans and the initiation of discharge planning.
  • Responsible for provision of direct clinical services, including brief crisis intervention and group counseling as indicated by individual need.
  • Coordinate ongoing care with emergency departments, hospitals, community health/mental health/substance use providers as needed.
  • Develop contacts and refer clients on as needed basis to other community mental health/substance use providers for ongoing treatment
  • Provide accurate documentation in debriefing for daily/weekly reports and/or treatment team meetings as stipulated by program demands.

Here's What Makes YOU a Great Candidate:

  • Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a human services field (i.e., Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage, Family Therapy). PLEASE HAVE COPY OF DIPLOMA WITH YOU FOR INTERVIEW.
  • Licensure preferred but NOT required (LMSW, LAPC, LAMFT, LICSW, LPC, LMFT.  WILLING TO work towards licensure per ADMH guidelines (mental health & substance use).
  • MUST BE proficient in the ASAM assessment process. 
  • Valid driver’s license & good driving record (able to be insured).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of sound mental health practices and procedures. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of therapeutic techniques used in social, group and family treatment programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain information about and interpret information in terms of the client’s substance use history and dependence
  • Knowledge of and ability to address trauma & SUD related issues.
  • Trained in or willing to be trained in crisis intervention, specifically Therapeutic Options
  • Strong organizational skills as well as the ability to clearly and effectively communicate (verbal & written); accurate/effective documentation.
  • Knowledge of the special needs and behavioral characteristics of individuals who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and manage admissions to the Crisis Care Center in a timely and expedient manner.
  • Ability to provide psychoeducation trainings/presentations (preferred)

If seriously interested in this job, please apply any of 3 ways – WE WILL CALL YOU BACK:

  • Email resume to: nadia.ray@expresspros.com and please put “SUD Assessor” in the Email Subject.
  • Apply online – click the button below to get started.
  • You can also call me afterwards at 205-981-1141, ext. 410.

Express Office: Birmingham (South)
200 Cahaba Park Circle
Suite 130
Birmingham, AL 35242
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